Confirmation which stars Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, and Greg Kinnear premieres at 8 PM (ET/PT) on HBO tonight. Let’s meet some of the actors who portray the individuals who captured the world’s attention in 1991.
On July 1, 1991, President George H. W. Bush nominated Judge Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court of the United States, to replace Justice Thurgood Marshall who was retiring. Judge Thomas’ nomination hearings was the most captivating political news story since the Iran-Contra hearings a few years earlier. In the spotlight was attorney and law professor Anita Hill who accused Judge Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Tonight in HBO Films’ Confirmation, Kerry Washington as Anita Hill, Wendell Pierce as Judge Clarence Thomas, and Greg Kinnear as Democratic Senator Joe Biden who presided over the hearings as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will retell the events that led to the advancement of workplace equality and “forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims’ rights and modern-day race relations.”
Many of us are familiar with these three key players, but let’s meet the some of the key players whose stories we will see unfold in Confirmation through amazing character portrayal infographics created by HBO.
We hope you join us on Twitter at 8 PM ET when we live tweet Confirmation when it airs exclusively on HBO, and if you by chance miss the premiere below are all the playdates for HBO and HBO2.
HBO playdates: April 16 (11:50 PM), April 17 (7:05 PM.), April 19 (10:15 AM, 5:15 PM), April 21 (8:30 PM), April 24 (12 PM), April 25 (1:15 PM, 10:15 PM), April 27 (2:30 PM, 3:10 AM), and April 30 (1:30 PM)
HBO2 playdates: April 18 (12:50 PM, 8:00 PM), April 20 (3:15 PM., 3:15 AM.), April 23 (8:15 AM), April 26 (6:00 PM) and April 29 (11:30 AM, 9:00 PM), and May 2 (12:30 AM), May 5 (5:40 PM, 1:35 AM), May 8 (12:05 PM), May 20 (11:00 PM), and May 22 (2:50 PM)